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The Weaker Vessel: Woman's Lot in Seventeenth-Century England - Antonia Fraser
The Weaker Vessel: Woman's Lot in Seventeenth-Century England
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Just how weak were the women of the Civil War era? What could they expect beyond marriage and childbirth in an age where infant and maternal mortality was frequent and contraception unknown? Did anyone marry for love? Could a woman divorce? What rights had the unmarried? What expectations the... show more
Just how weak were the women of the Civil War era? What could they expect beyond marriage and childbirth in an age where infant and maternal mortality was frequent and contraception unknown? Did anyone marry for love? Could a woman divorce? What rights had the unmarried? What expectations the widows? An expert on the period, Antonia Fraser brings to life the many and various women she has encountered in her considerable research: governesses, milkmaids, fishwives, nuns, defenders of castles, courtesans, countesses, witches and widows.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781842126356 (1842126350)
Publisher: Phoenix
Pages no: 640
Edition language: English
Series: Medieval Women Boxset
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Fraser gives a very detailed portrait of women during the English Civil War and early restoration periods. She focuses not on how women acted in society but also within the family structure. It isn't a fast read, but it is very in depth.
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